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[Softpedia] Windows 8 RTM in April 2012, Reportedly

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Follow up to the other thread stating Windows 8 would go RTM July 2011, which clearly didn't happen.

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However, according to information from a trusted source (via Mary-Jo Foley), Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing sometime in April 2012.
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Microsoft will apparently offer Windows 8 Beta sometime around the BUILD conference in September 2011, not a pre-Beta development milestone, but the actual, fully-fledged Beta.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windo...y-208348.shtml

More recent source article I wanted to post but didn't due to the site's name being long and not knowing what to use.

http://microsoft-support-squad.blogs...-in-april.html
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 8/15/11 at 7:06am
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Will definitely not buy
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Metro UI on windows phone 7 is amazing I don't know how well it will work on a desktop though. Defiantly going to try this out
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Ugh, another OS? That means all of our users will be pining for it and we would have to redo our sysprepped image. :/ Do not want.
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This is why I love having Technet, but even so probably will not buy, at least for a while.

Windows 7 just came around and is doing fine, and I don't really like the dumbed down interface for the avg joe.
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People on W7 won't have to change for years, the main difference between 7 and 8 is that 8 will be optimised for tablets (and even phones).

I can't wait to get an Ivy-powered tablet, with a wacom pen, running W8.
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People, Microsoft isn't going to ignore 70-80% of their userbase, who are in fact using Windows on a desktop computer. They want to tout their new Metro UI for phones because it's the new thing, but I HIGHLY doubt that it'll be in the final release.
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want now.
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Microsoft may or may not have backed themselves into a corner with Windows 7. It's so stupidly stable and works so well, that there's really no reason to upgrade. Sure, WIndows 8 will indeed be nice, but I really don't understand how they're going to convince me to switch. Maybe I'll be WOWed by it when I see it in action, but as of right now, I'm sticking with Win7.

However, maybe the argument to the XP holdouts will be more forceful now...

"You do realize that Microsoft has now released three operating systems since you bought XP, right?" P.S. I hate XP....
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